The big issues

UNISON has almost half a million members working for the NHS across the UK. Find out more about the big issues affecting their working lives.

Read about our current campaigns and get advice about problems at work..

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NHS contractor staff

The staff who deliver NHS healthcare are all ‘One Team’ – including outsourced staff employed by private NHS contractors. They deserve a pay rise too.

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NHS Job Evaluation

The NHS job evaluation scheme protects equal pay and fair banding in the NHS. But in many employers, the scheme is badly implemented. Use the resources and guides on this page to make sure your members are getting the right pay for the work they do. What is the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme? The NHS […]

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    Flexible working for NHS staff

    Requesting flexible working is a new ‘day one’ right for NHS staff working in England and Wales. Find out more about your options and how to make a request.

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    Nursing pay: splitting up the NHS team

    The government has launched a call for evidence on proposals which would create separate pay arrangements for NHS nurses in England, splitting up the NHS team. Find out what UNISON is doing.

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    Hospital parking – a charge too far

    Keep it free UNISON believes that hospital parking should be free for NHS staff across the UK. However, until the pandemic struck, sites in England, Northern Ireland and three sites in Scotland were still charging staff to park at work. Coronavirus changed all that. During the pandemic hospital parking was free for NHS staff and […]

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    HCPC registration fee rise

    The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is pressing ahead with plans to hike its registration fees by a massive 20%. Health professionals regulated by the HCPC, which include paramedics, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners and clinical scientists, are required to pay this annual fee before they are allowed to practise. If the increase is […]

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    NHS pay 2024

    A proper pay rise. The right banding. A shorter working week. That’s what UNISON members want and it’s what NHS staff deserve.

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    NHS pay 2023

    Information about the NHS pay deal 2023/24

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    Disable inequality: challenging disability discrimination in the NHS

    Disable Inequality

    It is time for a serious conversation about the experiences of disabled workers in the NHS. Our ‘Disable Inequality’ campaign is equipping UNISON branches to get active and challenge disability discrimination.

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    Race for Equality

    It’s time for a serious conversation about racism in the NHS. Our Race for Equality campaign is equipping UNISON branches to get active and tackle racism in the workplace.

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